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Beckett 20 Questions … on the NBA (and cards) today

By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor

It’s a busy time in the NBA with the postseason marathon ongoing and the awards season generating headlines beyond the court.

On cardboard, it’s just as busy with several new products arriving and stars making their own pushes with strong performances. (Need a checklist or OPG for one of the 541 basketball sets already made this year? Click here.)

Here’s the latest Beckett 20 Questions on cards and the court. Tell us what you think about the state of cards today, its stars and more with your votes and the comments below.

1. Kobe or LeBron? (You decide why ... just pick one.)

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See the remaining 19 questions … after the jump.

2. Who's winning it all this season?

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3. Who is the NBA's MVP on basketball cards this year?

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4. Do you collect basketball shoes?

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5. Headband cards: Cool or drool?

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6. Do you approve of the double-RC class approach used this season?

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7. Rookies or Retro: What do you want more of in your autographs?

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8. Making the Grade: How would you assess the overall state of basketball cards this season?

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9. Prizms or Refractors?

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10. Past or present?

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11. Diecuts: Gimme more or cut it out?

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12. Foodies: Nom or eww?

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13. How would you grade the NBA's place in the hobby vs. the three other major sports?

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14. Jeremy Lin now ... what do you do?

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15. Thinking long-term ... Stephen Curry, hot or not?

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16. The San Antonio Spurs: Dull or Dynasty?

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17. The Lakers & Kobe ... what's next?

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18. We're curious ... do you still like Mike?

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19. Your take: Derrick Rose, on cardboard and the court ...

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20. The best set of those listed below is ...

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Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Basketball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

9 Comments

chrisolds

I’d dare to say that some collectors never liked Mike — or some have moved on!

But that’s just me … we’ll let the voting decide!

Posted May 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Permalink
Ed

Survey covered a lot of ground quickly…Well Done!

Thanks,

Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Permalink
Joe Cecil

CHI TOWNS GREATEST!!!!

Posted May 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Permalink
Mark

LeBron cannot be the MVP of cards as long as all the league-licensed material runs through Panini and his autographs remain exclusive to Upper Deck.

Posted May 7, 2013 at 8:51 am | Permalink
harynjk

This double rookie class is horrible, i mean the fact that Panini put way too much emphasis on rookies, and they flood their products with benchwarmer rookies is something what would make me think twice before i buy any of their products ….. I saw many breaks where all the hits was rookies who has more letter in their names than minutes on the court…
Even thou i like that they made many different products, a big variety of cards, but i think it would be better (for the collectors) if other companies would get NBA license too and that would create a little competition what would be a extra motivation to improve the quality of cards.

Posted May 7, 2013 at 9:15 am | Permalink
Robert McDevitt

Double rookies doesn’t work.

Posted May 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Permalink
rick

JORDAN!!!!!!! YES THE BEST!

Posted May 7, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Permalink
Justin

This is turning into the 90s of collecting which is a shame, because now they are used for tp unless you hit a Kobe or some other one in a million hit. I actually liked it better when the hits were actually rare and worth something. Now these companies pretty much have combined to monopolize the collector market and will release whatever their $10 an hour graphic designers who probably don’t even collect will rush out of their printer and then slap a sticker on it. It is going to lead to the hobby decline, because 99% of the people simply can’t afford to keep up with the trash that is being put out. There is only a few type of people that buy cards anymore- the rich, the addicts, the secondary salesman, and the people who add a card to their PC. Sorry for the long rant just had to get it off my chest. Last food for thought: the people that are trying to make a living off box breaks and ebay really only make money when the people buying the cards don’t actually know the value of the cards because beckett or whatever price guide hasn’t provided the actually pricing yet and it’s really hard to try and make money on a card you have to wait a year to get redeemed considering the player could go into a Titus Young rage or worse while your waiting for your cards. Recent example Justin Blackmon redemptions.. He did us all a favor getting suspended for four games while we wait for him to sign his autographs, at least he will have four weeks to sign some of them. I miss the good old brick and mortar stores where you could get an unmolested pack or two and actually have a chance of getting a hit. I tried hard this year to get into collecting again but everything I see going on now a days is really putting me off to the whole hobby. Thanks for anyone who read my lunatic rant lol

Posted May 9, 2013 at 12:21 am | Permalink

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